Departments

  1. Administration

    The Director of Administration is responsible for serving as the principal managerial aide to the Mayor.

  2. Animal Control

    The Animal Control Department is responsible for enforcing pet ordinances.

  3. City Clerk

    The City Clerk works for the City Council and is responsible preparing and maintaining agendas and official minutes of all Council proceedings, administering oaths of office for public officials, certifying official documents, filing official notices for advertisement, is the custodian of the City Seal, the Code of Ordinances and the City’s permanent records, and prepares documents for candidate filing.

  4. Collections

    The Collections Office, a division of the Finance Department, is responsible for accepting all types of City payments.

  5. Community Development

    The Community Development Department is responsible for planning and zoning, code enforcement, etc.

  6. Convention & Visitors Bureau

    The Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau is responsible for promoting St. Charles as a destination for leisure travel, promoting St. Charles as a destination for conventions and sporting events, and more.

  7. Economic Development

    The Economic Development Department works diligently to ensure a pro-business climate that encourages our existing industries to grow and expand, and to attract new business to invest in our community.

  8. Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness

    The Office of Emergency Management coordinates the City’s response and recovery efforts for local large-scale emergency and disaster events. The Emergency Manager (Fire Chief) works with local, state and federal authorities and private partners to prepare for, prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  9. Finance

    The Finance Department is the hub of financial activities for the city including, issuance of debt, both long- and short-term, preparation of the annual budget, and more.

  10. Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    The St. Charles Fire Department is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical services and a host of special operations including water rescue, hazardous materials response, and structural collapse.

  11. Human Resources

    It is the policy of the city that all applicants for employment shall be given fair and equal consideration, regardless of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or national origin, except that minimum age limits imposed by law are to observed.

  12. Information Technology

    The Information Technology department is responsible for delivering technology operations and services to all departments within city government and managing technology-related projects.

  13. Legal

    The Legal Department is responsible for providing legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, City Departments, Boards, Committees, and Commissions concerning issues related solely to city business.

  14. Media

    The Media Department is responsible for operating the city's 24-hour local government cable access channel, producing programs of local interest, and much more.

  15. Municipal Courts

    The Municipal Court Code provides that the Municipal Court shall be subject to the rules of the Circuit Court and to the rules of the State Supreme Court.

  16. Parks & Recreation

    The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for operating the 23 city parks for the enjoyment of the citizens, maintaining facilities such as shelters, gardens, and more.

  17. Police

    The Police Department is responsible for law enforcement, crime reduction and prevention, crime investigation, and more.

  18. Public Works

    The Public Works Department is responsible for planning, construction, and maintenance of public infrastructure, usually in the city's rights-of-way, in addition to city-owned utilities.

  19. Purchasing

    The Purchasing Office, a division of the Finance Department, is responsible for overseeing the procurement of equipment, supplies, and services.